VIDEO: MACBETH's Ethan Hawke Compares Shakespeare to Rap Music on 'Today'

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Actor Ethan Hawke, currently starring on Broadway in Macbeth, stopped by the fourth hour of NBC's TODAY to talk with hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda about the production.

"The big mistake is, people think they're suppose to understand every word," the actor said of a Shakespearean play. "If you listen to a rap song, you don't sit there and try to break down every word, you let the language just kind of flow. Some of it you get, some of it you don't, but you just enjoy the playful use of language."

Check out the appearance below!

About Macbeth:

Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director André Bishop, presentsBianca Amato, Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Richard Easton,Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar, Brian d'Arcy James, Byron Jennings, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale,Jonny Orsini,Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks, Derek Wilson, Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Jack O'Brien.

VIDEO: MACBETH's Ethan Hawke Compares Shakespeare to Rap Music on 'Today'


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